Mohamed El-Shewy

Mohamed El-Shewy is a freelance writer and analyst based in Germany. His research interests lie in transitional justice, authoritarianism, social movements, and democratization studies. From 2012 to 2015, he was a transitional justice researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) in Cairo. He holds a masters in human rights from the London School

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What’s Behind Renewed Egyptian–Saudi Ties

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Mohamed El-Shewy Original Link: Egyptian–Saudi relations are witnessing an apparent renewal. Seemingly unshakeable in the immediate aftermath of the military-backed removal of Mohamed Morsi in 2013, ties between the two countries have been notably tense since the beginning of 2015. But grudging necessity, not trust...

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Sisi’s Parliamentary Fears

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Mohamed El-Shewy Original Link: On March 1, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that Article 3 of the electoral law was unconstitutional. Two days later, the Administrative Court suspended the elections pending a change in the electoral law. This suspension plays into President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s hands, as...

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